Course Description

Accountabilibuddies is a monthly live discussion of each of the courses in the Social Justice course bundle. Join the instructor(s) and other students for support, extra content, and more.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Accountabilibuddies: Social Justice

  • 2

    April - Implicit Bias

    • Kerry Jordan, Facilitator

    • Implicit Bias: Interrupting the stories that prevent us from delivering optimal care

    • Zoom Meeting Link

  • 3

    May - Antiracism for Healthcare Providers

    • Kerry Jordan, Facilitator

    • Antiracism for Health Care Providers

    • Zoom Meeting Link

  • 4

    June: Challenging Racism in the Massage Industry

    • Rebecca Sturgeon, Facilitator

    • Challenging Racism in the Massage Industry

    • Zoom Meeting Link

  • 5

    July: What Are We Going to Do About the Weight?

    • Kerry Jordan, Facilitator

    • What are We Going to Do About the Weight?: Weight Stigma in Health Care

    • Zoom Meeting Link

  • 6

    August: Creating an Affirming and Inclusive Practice

    • Rebecca Sturgeon, Facilitator

    • Creating an Affirming and Inclusive Practice

    • Zoom Meeting Link

  • 7

    September: Human Trafficking

    • Rebecca Sturgeon, Facilitator

    • Human Trafficking

    • Zoom Meeting Link


Instructor & Education Director

Rebecca Sturgeon

In addition to being a valuable member of Healwell’s faculty and curriculum development team, Rebecca is also Healwell’s Education Director. She works tirelessly to organize existing courses and to create new opportunities for Healwell to offer meaningful and robust inter-professional education for massage therapists and other health care providers. Rebecca co-authored "Oncology Massage: An integrative approach to cancer care" (Handspring, 2021.) As a former teacher of writing at the college level, Rebecca is passionate about the written word and about all forms of human communication. In her massage practice, she focuses on integrating therapeutic massage as part of overall health and wellness care. She is also an experienced mentor to new massage therapists, and facilitator of learning groups.

Instructor & Operations Director

Kerry Jordan

Kerry is a teacher for Healwell and is an essential part of the curriculum development team. She brings 20 years of experience as an instructor and has an extensive background in teaching pathology and physiology and adapting massage therapy for special populations. Before training as a massage therapist, Kerry owned and operated a successful yoga studio in Boston. She has been teaching yoga since 1999. Kerry effortlessly weaves the principles of yoga and meditation into her teaching and service work with yogis, massage therapists and health care providers.

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